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Fall of 2011
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Te King’s University and Biola University in Los Angeles.In
his most recent book, Phil points out that the world is changing at light speed but there are strategies that we can ollow so that we no longer eel overwhelmed withchanging technology, culture, trends and values.I your goal is to share your message o aith, preach thegospel, build compassionate service and resources throughChristian Stewardship to help achieve these goals then youand others rom your parish should attend this daylonglearning experience. At the request o the Rev. Dr. John Oakes, Incumbento Holy rinity and Chair o the Evangelism Unit, Phil hasdeveloped three dynamic one-hour presentations to addressthe interests and realities o our diocesan aith communities:
August 5th, 2011Dear Friends:I am writing to commend to you the Diocese of New Westminster’s two fall lecture/workshopevents:
It’s What We Do Here –
promoting year round holistic stewardship
being held September 24th at St. Dunstan’s in Aldergrove and
BrandingFaith, Building Hope -
telling our story in a consumer oriented culture
with author, filmmaker and church media expert,
taking place October 22nd at Holy Trinity Church inVancouver.The first event is being presented by the Synod Program staff co-sponsored by the DiocesanPlanned Giving and Stewardship Committee. The second is presented by the same Synoddepartment in conjunction with the Evangelism Unit and the Diocesan CommunicationsCommittee, made possible by a grant from the Ministry Resources Committee. Both of theseevents are part of the diocesan
Road to 2018
program.Stewardship and communications have long been two of the most important aspects of themission and ministry of the Church, and as the world changes their importance increases. Weneed to focus on developing our resources at every level in order that our mission can grow.We have new opportunities to communicate what we as disciples of Jesus Christ can offer our neighbourhoods, towns, and regions.Registration for these events is simple. You can access on-line registration through the linkscontained in the Parish Mail email sent to all clergy, and lay leaders, July 22nd, 2011 or visit thediocesan website,www.vancouver.anglican.caand click the registration links contained in thetwo news stories about these events, or call Bettina Gruver at 604.684.6306 ext 226.The cost for these events is affordable and there are discounts offered for parish groups. Manythanks for your continuing faithfulness and labours in the mission of Christ.Kindest regards,The Right Reverend Michael InghamBishop
Te cost or this event is $25 and lunch is included. I youregister with a group o 5 to 9 persons the cost is $20 eachand i you register with a group o 10+ the cost is $15 each. You can register on-line by typing http://conta.cc/ojAdth into your internet browser or search engine, emailBettina Gruver at email@example.com, or speak with your rector or wardens about registering as part o aparish group.
at St. Thomas, Chilliwack
Incumbent, St. Thomas, Chilliwack
Daniel Kibarita speaks passionately o his homeland Kenyaand the needs o its people. Since 1997, Daniel and his wie Anne have been leading mission teams, and nding ways tohelp out the people in Kenya. Trough mutual riends in Abbotsord, Daniel and Rev. John Sovereign began talkingabout taking young adults rom St. Tomas on just such amission trip, last all.Tat vision has come home powerully to St. Tomas. At a service we called
, on May 15th, 2011it was all about Arica and our Kenyan Mission with
Compassion Works International
. Daniel led our morningservice, along with Shiro Olson, and our own teens andyoung adults. It was a great mix o reestyle, exciting Arican worship mixed with amiliar elements rom our Anglicantradition.Te oering received May 15th has been directed by Compassionate Works International to help one littleboy undergoing kidney treatment at Kenyatta NationalHospital. His name is Mburu Mangere and he is 6 yearsold. Mburu has been diagnosed with cancer o the kidney and he has lost one kidney. Currently he is undergoingchemotherapy to save the other kidney. Tis treatment iscosting his amily over $1200 every month. Tey do nothave universal Medical Care in Kenya so the cost o thetreatment is very dicult or his amily.Cost o our proposed Arican Mission trip will beconsiderable, and the May 15th worship was one way o helping our whole congregation to understand the scope o what is happening. Five or six youth are prepared to makethe trip, plus a couple o leaders. We are planning to goto Kenya in the summer o 2012. No travel arrangementshave been made as yet.
CONTINUED ON PAGE 9TOP The Rev. John Sovereign (let) and Pastor Daniel Kibarita (right).BOTTOM 6 year old Mburu Mangere. PHOTOS Sarah Sovereign and Caitlin Bregani
1. What is the church’s mandate to make the most o media?2. Are traditional media, like print, still worth using?Which ones are best?3. How small to medium-sized congregations can make themost o websites and social networking sites.
Here is a letter o commendation sent in early August to clergy and parish leaders romBishop Michael Ingham regarding these two events.